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Community / People urged to respond to national care service consultation
Also in the news / Arts commissions, refugee charity sale, Covid cases, government criticism and more…
Business / Larder business owners speak out about closure risk
Health / New strategy sets out health and care priorities for next decade
Council / Project managing islands deal programme could cost council more than £100,000 a year
Marine / Ocean Explorer arrives at Scalloway on maiden voyage
Transport / Cross-party politicians and council leaders write to government over HIAL air traffic control plans
Transport / First ever Sumburgh-Dundee flight receives warm welcome
Letters / Tick box exercise
Business / Ferncliff attracts huge interest as ‘Shetland is the place to be’
Community / Councillors support isles playing part in Afghan resettlement scheme
Coronavirus / Thirteen more Covid cases
Community / Last minute call for community council nominations as deadline looms
Education / Funding bid to be prepared for new Brae school after councillors back project
Council / Requirement to appoint unelected members to education committee leaves councillors feeling uneasy
Letters / Everyone has to be part in fighting climate change
Energy / Electricity transmission company presents ‘narrowed down’ options for connecting wind farms to networkSSE’s consultation event in Lerwick on Tuesday was met with a small-scale protest
Transport / New Sumburgh to Dundee flight will offer ‘one-stop’ service to London
Energy / Concrete milestone for Viking Energy construction
Community / South Mainland Up Helly Aa planning to go ahead with 2022 event
Arts / Young musicians tuning up as fiddle competition prepares to return
Community / Residents unhappy with Viking borrow pit plans close to their homesSSE Renewables says all permits are in place and work will get under way in October
Transport / Government pledges to assess ‘evidence base’ for fixed links
Coronavirus / Number of Covid cases continues to rise
Also in the news / Spaceport team expands, town centre marquee, SSMO chair steps down, sports inclusion survey and more…
Police / Police investigate damage to school mural
Community / Traffic entering Lerwick too fast from old North Road, community councillor says
Police / Policing ‘antisocial’ driving in town centre often a case of ‘being at the right place at the right time’
Letters / Who will benefit from the proposed Co-op supermarkets? The Co-op or the community?
Shetland Lives / A lifetime at seaRetired skippers John Arthur Irvine and Willie Williamson have more than 100 years of fishing between them. Both played a key role in progressing Whalsay’s pelagic fishing industry to what it is today. Here they share some of their stories with Chloe Irvine.
Business / Property developer bites back over comments on economic impact of proposed new Co-op stores
Council / ‘We need to break that cycle’ councillor says amid call for deeper engagement around poverty
Community / Up Helly Aa holiday to be moved to June next year to celebrate Queen’s platinum jubilee
Also in the news / Mareel test centre, New code for small fishing boats, Fibre optic survey, Porpoise watch project and more…
Community / Substance use a health issue that needs compassion
Coronavirus / Four more Covid cases
BBC Filming / Crime drama filming to head to Eshaness
Coronavirus / Number of Covid cases up by a further ten
Updated Man taken to hospital following Gulberwick crash
Coronavirus / Isles record 16 new Covid cases
Reviews / Welcome back to Screenplay – ‘we’re still here!’Celebrating life amongst dark times is a powerful theme running through this year’s Screenplay film festival, writes Alex Purbrick.
Business / Businesses struggle as number of local job vacancies closes in on 400-mark